Unit 1: True Self

Essential Question: Do we find or create our true selves?
Throughout the course of this unit, you will explore the overarching question, "Do we find or create our true selves?" through a collection of adventure, fantasy, action, and science fiction texts using the following questions:

1) How does our appearance shape our true selves?
2) How do the categories we are placed in--or we place ourselves in--shape our true selves?
3) How do our successes and struggles shape our true selves?

In focusing on the identities of the characters in the various fiction texts encountered in this unit, you will not only be asked evaluate the development of the characters' identities, but will also be led to explore the development of your own identities.

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